Eastern and Southern Africa: Development Challenges in a volatile region (Developing Areas Research Group)

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A unique and comprehensive introduction to contemporary development issues in East and Southern Africa, and represents a significant departure from the often descriptive approach adopted by existing regional and development texts on African regions. Each contribution is carefully chosen to highlight the theoretical basis to development issues, and the practical problems of implementing development plans, in this vital subregion. Overall this produces comprehensive and balanced coverage of historical, economic, political and social issues. The twin issues of globalisation and modernisation give the book a clear focus.

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"The chapters are well cross-referenced, each concluding with a considerable reference list, sometimes including websites. Tables summarise and add to the text... Overall, the authors do a good job of elucidating why African countries have largely failed to develop and the book is well suited to university classroom use."

Heidi Glaesel Frontani - Elon University

Modern African Studies, Volume 43/2 - 2005

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Eastern and Southern Africa- Development Challenges in a Volatile Region
provides a concise and critical overview of the economic, political, social and environmental changes that have occurred in the region and of the challenges for future economic and human development. Within this framework, the book provides comprehensive guidance to theoretical debates over definitions, meanings, measurement and policy approaches to place the regional perspectives within their wider development context.
The countries covered include the twelve mainland members of the southern African regional grouping, the Southern African Development Community, and four eastern African countries which have particularly significant political and economic ties to countries within that group. The focus is on themes of key consequence and relevance for past and future development in the region.
Eastern and Southern Africa- Development Challenges in a Volatile Region is the fifth book in the Developing Areas Research Groupís Regional Development Series. This series adopts a largely thematic approach to development issues rather than the more traditional sectoral structure of other texts. The overall focus is on contemporary debates and perspectives on theory, policy and practice, covering a range of topics.
Key Features
critical analyis of the impact of globalisation on development at various levels and scales including-
impact of conditional structural adjustment programmes on national economies and rural and urban livelihoods
influence of wider trade liberalising measures such as European Union trade agreements
all chapters provide examples and case studies from the region
the persistence of poverty and the devastating significance of the AIDS epidemic for development receive special attention
emphasis on the importance of governance and regional politics in this politically volatile region
debates about environment and development linkages are analysed in detail
Eastern and Southern Africa- Development Challenges in a Volatile Region is an ideal course text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Development Studies, Geography, Politics, Sociology and Anthropology. It will also be of interest to researchers and development practitioners.
DARG is a research group of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) and is a leading British research organisation in the field.
Deborah Potts is Senior Lecturer in Geography and Tanya Bowyer-Bower is Lecturer in Geography at Kingís College, University of London. Both are members of the Environment, Politics and Development Research Group in the Geography Department of KCL.

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